I am using Microsoft Windows Live Writer to write the content that is appearing and will appear on pghdeveloper.wordpress.com. This will allow me to work on post offline in a familiar Microsoft Word editor.

In this post I will explain how to configure Windows Live Writer 2011 to connect to a WordPress site.

First you must download Windows Live Writer at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer?os=other, this is part of the Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Once you download Live Writer and launch it you will be presented with a wizard that will walk you through connecting Live Writer to your Blog. Below are the screen shots that I encountered as I configured Live Writer to connect to pghdeveloper.wordpress.com.

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Select “WordPress” as displayed above.

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Enter the full URL of your blog, username and password.

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I selected yes above so I can preview my blog post in Live Writer.

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Enter a friendly name for your blog.

If you ever need to change information you can easily navigate to the “Blog Account” menu and select “Blog options”.

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The window below will be displayed and allow you to edit your blog settings.

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